Tag Archive: Child Rights

Corporal Punishment is Turning India’s Schools into a Fish Market

‘This is a classroom, not a fish market!’- Almost every child studying in India’s schools might have heard this quintessential expression at some point in time from their teacher. The noisy class would… Continue reading

‘Marry before your house is swept away’: Climate change is giving child marriages a boost

‘Marry before your house is swept away’ is what the girls are being advised in Bangladesh, according to a 134-page report by Human Rights Watch published in June this year. “Whatever land my… Continue reading

Teaching Quality in India: Does it Matter?

Based on data collected from teachers and children in 227 public and low-fee charging private schools in Andhra Pradesh, India, a recent study by Young Lives India suggests that teaching quality considerably impacts students learning… Continue reading

India has the Highest Number of Child Marriages: UNFPA

On the eve of women’s day as India awakens to activism and women’s rights, Meeni, 16 is getting ready for her marriage in the evening. Noori, her mother and a single parent justifies… Continue reading